Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.
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This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.
Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not
by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see
misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and
misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).
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They'll be driving eunuchs to the moon.
They'll be driving Buicks to the moon.
The Story: My aunt gave her boyfriend the cd for Christmas a couple years ago. After listening to it, he commented on how it seemed to be a bit obscene and asked why they would be sending the eunuchs to the moon of all places. We laughed ourselves silly, and I don't think our family will ever let him live that one down. - Submitted by: Rainbow Pickle
A caravan of gypsies in the pale moonlight
Pyramid of cans in the pale moonlight
The Story: This isn't what I *heard*, this comes from my brother in law. He actually got up to sing karaoke one night and was about to sing his gypsies line when he saw the real line on the screen and stopped singing to tell the KJ that his lyrics on his machine were wrong! LOL - Submitted by: Debbie
Never knew how much her mommy wanted into me
Never knew how much that muddy water meant to me
The Story: Song was playing on the radio and my friend started singing the above misheard lyrics. He couldn't believe he had been singing the wrong words for all these years. - Submitted by: Thomas Thompson
Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee
It gets hotter than a blue jacuzzi.
Way down yonder on the Chattachoocee
It gets hotter than a hoochie coochie.
The Story: When I was young this song actually convinced me that blue jacuzzis were hotter than white ones! ;-) - Submitted by: Amy
We laid rubber on a Georgia a** farm.
Well, we laid rubber on the Georgia asphalt.
The Story: My friend Liz actually thought this for years and was afraid to sing it in front of her parents. - Submitted by: Bridget
Go on, West Texas.
God bless Texas.
The Story: I was in the car with a co-worker because we carpool. We were singing this song. When I sang my lyrics, she thought I was just kidding, and just started laughing at me. I didn't know what was going on. Then she told me what the real lyrics were. - Submitted by: Craig
The girl that I know,
she stole it from a friend
He got lucky, stole it back again.
The girl that I love,
I stole her from a friend
He got lucky, stole her back again.
The Story: Originally I thought this was talking about a girl crazy about Mercurys (following line goes, 'She heard he's got a Mercury...') who stole one from a person and then he goes and 'steals' it back. - Submitted by: Vic George
Owens died and you were born
Old ones died and new were born
The Story: No funny story, just that it ALWAYS sounded to me like he was saying Owens. And I never knew who that was! And the 'you were born' mis-heard lyric made me think perhaps his wife became a born-again Christian. - Submitted by: Scary Shari
Well, we got a hundred gallons of sweet red wine,
Lake What-A-Big-@$$, Watermelons on the vine...
Well, we got a hundred gallons of sweet red wine,
Made from the biggest Watermelons on the vine...
The Story: I was listening to this with my brother, and I was talking about the obscene lyrics. He gave me a really funny look, so I waited for the chorus, and said, 'ok, listen--he says 'What-A-Big...'' My brother listened to the words and started laughing at me. When he told me what the song really said, my face turned bright red. My whole family still makes fun of me. - Submitted by: Danielle
's, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
Where were you when the world stopped churning on that September day?
Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
The Story: Song dedicated to the 9/11 attacks. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
's, "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?"
Faith kicked Bin Laden, now she'll make ya famous.
Faith hope and love are some good things He gave us.
The Story: I forget which one of my pickle friends thought this one up, but they did! Now I just can't shake the mental image of Faith Hill kicking Bin Laden, but maybe she wanted to. - Submitted by: Rainbow Pickle
And who caught a spark next door?
And who's car is parked next door?
The Story: I thought somebody had caught a spark of passion next door, but later learned when I looked up the lyrics years later online, what Alan and Charly were really singing! - Submitted by: Arashi
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